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Link: linnaeus.c18.net/Letter/L3760 • Johan Andreas Murray to Carl Linnaeus, 3 May 1766 n.s.
Dated d. 3 Mai 1766.. Sent from Göttingen (Germany) to Uppsala (Sweden). Written in Swedish.

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Johan Andreas MurrayMurray, Johan Andreas
(1740-1791). Swedish. Professor of
medicine and botany, Göttingen. Son
of Andreas Murray and brother of Adolph
Murray and Gustaf Murray. Half-brother
of Johann Philipp Murray. Correspondent
of Linnaeus.
writes to Linnaeus and thanks him for his letter [Linnaeus to Murray, 27 March 1766Letter L3725] and for the first page of Clavis medicinae duplexLinnaeus, Carl Clavis
medicinae duplex, exterior &
interior
(Stockholm, 1766). Soulsby
no. 980.
. Murray writes that his brother [Adolf MurrayMurray, Adolph (1751-1803).
Swedish. Professor of anatomy and
surgery, Uppsala. Son of Andreas Murray
and brother of Johan Andreas Murray and
Gustaf Murray. Half-brother of Johann
Philipp Murray. Correspondent of
Linnaeus.
] might bring him the remaining pages, although he has already received a complete edition from his father [Andreas MurrayMurray, Andreas (1695-1771).
Swedish. Dean of the German
congregation, Stockholm. Father of
Adolph Murray, Gustaf Murray, Johan
Andreas Murray and Johann Philipp
Murray.
]. Murray praises Linnaeus for his work and is flattered that Linnaeus has chosen Murray to comment on the work.

Murray writes that the reason for the late answer is that, due to David Sigismund August Büttner’sBüttner, David Sigismund August
(1724-1768). Hungarian. Professor
of medicine and botany in 1756, Berlin,
in 1760 professor of botany and zoology,
Göttingen.
jealousy, Murray has had to get the Hypecoi erecti, seeds from another source. Murray also writes that Lathyrus subterraneus does not grow in the garden, but his brother in Uppsala has been authorised to buy them at the best price.

Murray writes that this summer he is studying botany and that Büttner has almost no audience. Murray has also full access to the garden and tells Linnaeus that Paeonia tennifolia is in full bloom.

Murray ends the letter and sends his best regards to Linnaeus.

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a. (LS, XI, 18-19). [1] [2] [3]